We support and empower the greatest AgriFood tech startups to drive positive change in the food supply system. Rockstart AgriFood supports agritech and foodtech startups with acceleration, co-investing in participating startups up to Series B.
At Rockstart AgriFood, we view the Food supply system holistically, rather than as a segmented chain. Solutions to problems in our food supply system must address more than one phase of the chain. As supply chains get shorter, the need to consider the industry as a whole gets stronger. Therefore, Rockstart AgriFood will focus on solving problems in our food supply system, all the way from primary agriculture (Agri-tech) to consumption (Food-tech). Rockstart AgriFood supports solutions with large-scale impact in one of the following three challenges throughout the food supply system:
- Optimize Process & Practices: Drive efficiency in the supply chain with better connectivity & distribution
- Stop Food Waste & Loss: 33% of what we produce is wasted – it is time to unlock this value and reduce CO2 emissions
- Drive Sustainability & Transparency: Improving cost and efficiency are no longer the only drivers for innovation
Our program runs for six months and is made up of four key phases, each of which has a specific focus designed to take you through the various stages of business development to make you investment-ready and prepare the team for global scaling. Throughout the program, Rockstart will organize frequent educational workshops as well as both large and intimate events, such as Demo Day and frequent investor dinners, to help link startups, investors and potential market partners. Startups can expect to receive daily support from the AgriFood Program Management team, in order to help startups in driving traction at this crucial time for their business.